monandrous


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monandrous

1. having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
2. (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
3. (of flowers) having only one stamen

monandrous

[mə′nan·drəs]
(botany)
Having one stamen.
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On the other hand, if females are primarily monandrous, males will fertilize most or all of the eggs of each female they copulate with.
camptozonale females are likely to be functionally monandrous under field conditions, because mating frequencies observed under field conditions tend to be lower than those observed in the lab (Sadek 2001).
Reductions in female receptivity following mating are associated with male factors transferred during copulation (Raabe 1986; Foster & Ayers 1996), and are temporary for polyandrous species, or permanent for monandrous species (Gadenne et al.